Thornhill Primary School

Sunflowers

 Welcome to Sunflowers

Staff members: Mrs L Oxley, Miss N Shaukat & Miss H Durham

 

A Typical School Day 

 

Morning Job

Reading Comprehension

English - including Grammar and Spelling

Break Time

Maths

Lunch Time

Assembly (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

Foundation Subjects (Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music, PE, RHE, RE and Science) 

Class Read

Home Time

 

 

Weekly Overview

 

Monday

Reading book in school - book changing day

Spelling test

Homework set (Spelling and Maths)

Homework due in (from previous week)

Tuesday

Reading book in school 

PE Kit to be worn to school 

Wednesday

Reading book in school

Thursday

Reading book in school - book changing day

PE Kit to be worn to school 

Friday 

Reading book in school 

Termly Overview

Term What we will be covering
Autumn Term

Art - Drawing

Computing  Computing Systems (Communication and Collaboration) and Creating Media (Web page creation).

Design & Technology - Mechanical systems - Cams 

Geography - Economic activity of the UK

History - Vikings and Anglo Saxons

Languages - Spanish

Music - Charanga - Happy and Classroom Jazz

PE - Multiskills and Rounders

RHE - The Caring School, Growing Up, Emotions and Transition to Secondary School.

RE - Beliefs and Actions in the World: Can Christian Aid, Khalsa Aid and Islamic Relief Change the world?

Science - Light and Electricity

Spring Term

Art - Painting 

Computing - Programming A (Variable in games) and Data and Information (Introduction to Spreadsheets).

Design & Technology - Textiles – Combining different fabric shapes

Geography - Economic Activity of the UK

History - World War II

Languages - Spanish

Music - Charanga - A New Year Carol and Drumming

PE - 

RHE - Growing Up Responsibilities

RE - Muslims and Christians: Who is inspiring?

Science - Living things (classification) and Evolution and inheritance

Summer Term

Art - Printing

Computing  Creating Media (3D modelling) and Programming B (Sensing Movement)

Design & Technology - Electrical Systems - Monitoring and Control or Microbit

Geography - Sustainability

History - World War II

Languages - Spanish

Music - Drumming

PE - 

RHE - The Ups and Downs of Puberty, The World of Drugs and Keeping Safe Online

RE - Religions in the Local Community: What Will Make Our Town a More Respectful Place?

Science - Animals including Humans (Circulatory System) and Human Development

Class Novels

So far this year, we have read the following texts:

 

We read extracts from Viking Boy in our reading comprehension sessions.

We read extracts from Goodnight Mr Tom in our reading comprehension sessions.

We are reading extracts from A Kind of Spark in our reading comprehension sessions.

 

We are currently reading:

 Performance Poetry

Performance poetry 

I Don't Like Poetry

 By Joshua Seigal

 

I don’t like similes.

Every time I try to think of one

my brain feels like a vast, empty desert;

my eyes feel like raisins floating in an ocean;

my fingers feel like sweaty sausages.

 

I don’t like metaphors.

Whenever I attempt them

a hammer starts beating in my chest;

lava starts bubbling in my veins;

zombies have a fight in my stomach.

 

I don’t like alliteration.

We learnt about it in school

but it’s seriously, stupendously silly;

definitely drastically difficult;

terribly, troublingly tricky.

 

I don’t like onomatopoeia.

I wish I could blow it up

with a ZAP! and a BANG! and a CRASH!;

a BOOM! and a CLANG! and a POW!;

a CLASH! and a BAM! and a THUD!

 

And I don’t like repetition

I don’t like repetition

I don’t like repetition...

 

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Useful Websites to support learning

 

Times Tables Rockstars is a great way for your child to learn their times tables in a fun way, battling it out with others, beating their previous times and making their way to becoming an ultimate Rock Legend. Children should have their log in information in their reading records. However, please contact us if they are having issues logging in. 

 

Scratch is a great way for children to learn and practice their programming skills. Scratch promotes computational thinking and problem solving skills; creative teaching and learning; self-expression and collaboration.